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UMaine Center on Aging

The mission of the Center On Aging is to promote and facilitate activities on aging
in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service.


Advisory Board

The Center on Aging is advised by a board of recognized and respected leaders from the corporate, health and human service, educational, medical, and not-for-profit communities. Some are currently affiliated with organizations that directly or indirectly serve the older citizens of Maine. Others have prior associations with such organizations. The Board provides direction and advice as the Center continues to evolve as an academic entity with exceedingly close community ties. The Board also engages in strategic planning in the area of development and carries out periodic reviews of Center performance and goal attainment.

2011 Advisory Board Members

Emily Cain

State Representative

Orono, ME

Noelle Merrill

 Executive Director

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Bangor, ME

Mary R. Cathcart (Co-Chair)

Senior Policy Associate

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Leonard E. Minsky

Retired President

Superior Paper Products, Inc.

Bangor, ME

Arthur Comstock

Past Senior Vice President

Past Senior Marketing Manager

Camden National Bank

Bangor, Maine

Janis Petzel 

Coordinator for Research and Development Veteran's Administration,


Hallowell, ME

Roberta E. Downey

Past Executive Director

Eastern Agency on Aging

Bangor, ME

Sen. Elizabeth M. Schneider

Maine Senate District 30 

Orono, ME

John Mahon

 John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management, Maine Business School

University of Maine

Orono, ME

John I. Simpson

President / CEO 

Cole Land Transportation Museum

Bangor, ME

Stan Marshall

Past Director, Penobscot Valley Senior College

UMaine Center on Aging

Bangor, ME

Robert Strong 

Professor of Finance and University Foundation Professor of Investment Education

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Alvin S. McNeilly

Class of 1944

University of Maine

Owls Head, ME